Brendan Benson Dear Life The new full length album from Brendon Benson. Brendan Benson finds himself in an enviable spot as he enters the third decade of a remarkably creative, consistently idiosyncratic career – an accomplished frontman, musician, songwriter, producer, band member, husband, and dad. Benson’s seventh solo album, and first new LP in almost seven years, Dear Life is this consummate polymath’s most inventive and upbeat work thus far, an 11-track song cycle about life, love, family, fatherhood, and the pure joy of making music. Produced and almost entirely performed by Benson at his own Readymade Studio in Nashville, the album sees the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist – and co-founder, with Jack White, of The Raconteurs – reveling in a more modernist approach than ever before, fueled by a heady brew of cannabis, hip-hop, and a newly discovered interest in software drum programming. The result is an untapped playfulness that elevates expertly crafted songs like the opener, I Can If You Want Me To, and the first single, Good To Be Alive, with voluble arrangements, elastic grooves, and incandescent power. Imbued with revitalized ambition and confidence, Dear Life is Brendan Benson at his very best. Third Man Records CD | LP
Bonny Doon Blue Stage Sessions Third Man Records release a live album recorded at the Third Man Detroit location from Motor City's sweetest psych-folk groovers, Bonny Doon. Hot off the heels of their Woodsist Records album Longwave, this live LP features beautiful live takes from their full discography. Third Man Records LP
The Raconteurs Help Me Stranger / Somedays (Alternate Take) The first (and maybe only?) single from The Raconteurs' glorious return to form, Help Us Stranger. Include the album version of Help Me Stranger, plus an alternate take of fan favourite Somedays. Third Man Records 7"